back to back they faced each other AF1 + AF2, Arts Forum, Hastings 2014
CURATOR: lorrain mailer
j m cordery/rachel coulson/lily fleet-newman/ryan fluhrer/fariba hassibi/rachel hornsby/
aly hughes/lorrain mailer/craig newman/kirsten nissen
Once upon a time . . . . . we are led to believe everything was simple and everything had its place. But like all good stories there are many layers of meaning. Each of these artists brings a tale, a thread of experience that they have untangled. We are only skin deep away from our instincts within and the world we face; back to back we face each other. These are exceptional insights from these artists - the loss of memory / the conditioning of childhood, gender and parenting / the fragility of perfection in nature and in society / to challenging our present values, convictions and materialism. All ten of these artists have worked together for two years, while independent in their styles their subject matter revolves around the darker themes of the world and like all fairy stories resonates with cautionary warning.